Coin Specifications

Category: Buffalo Five Cents (1913-1938)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 35,715,000
Catalog: KM-134
Obverse Designer: James Earle Fraser
Reverse Designer: James Earle Fraser
Composition: Copper-Nickel
Weight: 5.00 Grams
Diameter: 21.2mm
Edge: Plain
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1923 5C MS obverse 1923 5C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

By the summer of 1923 economic activity had picked up enough that additional nickels were needed for circulation. By year's end the Philadelphia Mint produced a substantial quantity, and this issue is common across most grades. Gems are only a bit elusive, and most display decent strikes and bright luster.

A couple of minor doubled-die obverse varieties are noted in the book by John Wexler, Ron Pope and Kevin Flynn, but these are of interest only to variety specialists.

GRADE SUMMARY

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/3/2014

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1923 5C MS
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Base $ 2.00 3.50 5.00 6.75 14.00 14.00 35.00 40.00 45.00 52.00 60.00 65.00 125 170 225 625 1550 7700 - - -
$ - 37.00 44.00 50.00 58.00 65.00 75.00 135 190 335 885 2500 15000 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 919
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
10/7/1995 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 1995 October Long Beach Signature Sale #144, 144/Lot# 5827 $770.00
12/10/2006 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Coin Auction #66123, 66123/Lot# 23090 $110.40
5/25/2008 PCGS MS 66   Goldberg May 25-27, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 47/Lot# 3871 $1,265.00
9/7/2009 PCGS MS 63   Teletrade Auction 2742, 2742/Lot# 1255 $115.00
7/8/2010 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2010 July Orlando, FL (Summer FUN) Signature US Coin Auction #1142, 1142/Lot# 3327 $805.00
10/17/2012 NGC MS 67   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 1224 $3,525.00
1/20/2013 PCGS AU 50   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 735, 744/Lot# 1061 $35.00
4/20/2014 PCGS MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/20/2014, 186/Lot# 188625 $506.00


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